DEL MAR — Don’t want to put a suit and tie on to attend a charity event? Put on your jeans and boots and help the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy.
Teens, Jeans and Dreams, a team penning competition, is being held starting at 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in the Del Mar Arena and will benefit the 140 foster teens of San Pasqual Academy. Chairpersons are Art and Catherine Nicholas, Charger Quentin and Alicia Jammer and Jockey Danny Sorenson.
Major sponsors of this event include Dana, Sandy and Graham Saxten and Jakes’ Restaurant, Paul Ecke III and Julie Hampton, Ron Phillips and Northern Trust, Ken and Carole Markstein, Markstein Beverage, Bill and Donna Herrick, Art and Catherine Nicholas, Craig and Karen Edwards, Rancho Santa Fe Insurance and Financial Services, Alicia and Quentin Jammer, Jim and Ann Boon, Marc and Patty Brutten, Bill and Connie Mc Nally and The Mc Nally Antiques Company, Inc. and Gene and Karen Ventura.
Come cheer on your favorite riders as they attempt to become Champion Team Penners. Local riders include Steve Tellam, Sherry Songer, Philip Wilkinson, Marcy Gehrke, Jenn Marun, Gina Poage, Nicole Johnson, Gene Ventura, Art Nicholas, John Daley, George Scott, Lauren Hester, Melisse Mossy, John Farris, Susie Kaplan, Anne Mc Cabe, Joie Gatlin, Lynn Devenport, Joan Scott and other equestrians.
A VIP silent auction and cocktail reception, headed by Karen Ventura, will also be held for the sponsors of “Teens, Jeans and Dreams.”
“We have many wonderful auction items that have been donated by very generous individuals,” said volunteer Karen Ventura. “Some of our items include a beautiful bronze art piece, donated by Flo Brown of Dove Hollow Dressage Center, spa treatments, jewelry, restaurant certificates, hair products, fabulous gift baskets, vacation get-aways, signed sport items, gift certificates and more. People in this community really care about these foster kids and have stepped up to support and attend this wonderful event.”
Team penning involves horses, Western-style riders and cows. It is a timed competition, where a team of three riders attempt to put three of the same numbered cows in a pen. The team that does this the fastest, wins.
There are 30 numbered cows in a herd and each team must cut three specific cows that have the same number out of the herd. They must bring these cows down to the other end of the arena and put them in a corral. If more than four cows cross over a designated line, the team is disqualified.
Cost of a ringside VIP Sponsor box is $1,000, which includes dinner and beverages for six people. General admission tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children, 12 and under. General admission tickets can be purchased through Mary Murray at Wells Fargo Bank in Rancho Santa Fe and at Pacific Western Bank in Rancho Santa Fe. To purchase the VIP Silver Horseshoe Box, please call (858) 759 -3298.
Committee members include Carol Tager, Melisse Mossy, Lois Jones, Dagmar Helgager, Teri Summerhays, Kathy Lathrum, Ann Boon, Heidi Hollen, Karen Ventura, Monica Sheets, Betty Redmon, Gina Poage, Patty Brutten, Anne Mc Cabe, Joanie Spence, Marcy Gehrke, Jenn Marun, Gene Ventura, Tina Caldwell, Nicole Johnson, Phil Wilkinson, Nina Williams, Debby Syverson, Teen Volunteers In Action, National Charity Members and Joan Scott.
A “Calcutta” will be conducted before the competition begins. This provides the opportunity to purchase a team that one feels will win the competition. Come cheer or bid on riders that are from other disciplines, which include dressage, hunter/jumper, saddleseat and western riding. Proceeds from Teens, Jeans and Dreams will benefit the 140 foster teens of San Pasqual Academy and is hosted by Friends of San Pasqual Academy.
If you would like to sponsor or attend this event, contact Joan Scott at [email protected] or call (858) 759-3298 or visit www.friendsofsanpasqualacademy.org. Donations and sponsorships can be sent to Friends of San Pasqual Academy, P.O. Box 8202, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.
VIP Sponsor boxes and general admission tickets can be purchased by sending a check for amount of tickets to P.O. Box 8202, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067.
Friends of San Pasqual Academy is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization that enriches the lives of foster teens of San Pasqual Academy.
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